BIDS Helper 126.96.36.199 available
Posted by denglishbi on May 14, 2009
Just getting caught up on some of my blog readings this morning and came across a posting by Darren Gosbell stating that they have released a new version of BIDS Helper – BIDS Helper release 1.4.1. The one cool thing is that they have included a version notification into the add-in so that you will be notified now when a new release is available. Plus there is a feature to synch the description information from a SQL Server relational table or view into your SSAS dimensions (only works with SQL Server and not with named queries in the DSV). They have also included smartdiff with Reporting Services now too
Here is a list of the changes that Darren points out in his posting:
This release also incorporates the following bug fixes and enhancements:
- Parent/Child naturalizer fails if view contains spaces
- Deploy SSIS package error (BIDS 2005 and BIDS 2008 side by side)
- SSAS Estimated Count errors – CubeDimensionID does not exist
- Deploy SSIS Packages – no Deploy (BIDS Helper) tab?
If you are not using this yet, do not wait, this is an invaluable addition into the BIDS tool and I highly recommend this for any developer using SSAS, SSIS, or SSRS. Thanks again guys for putting this together.
One other thing to point out is that the URL references for all CodePlex items has changed so that what used to be http://codeplex.com/bidshelper is now http://bidshelper.codeplex.com. The old URLs are still working now, but just wanted to point this out, because this might not always be the case.